BUSTO ARSIZIO, Italy-Machinery maker Comerio Ercole S.p.A. has signed a joint manufacturing agreement with Japan´s Kobe Steel Ltd.
The Italian firm will cooperate with Kobe in supplying internal mixers to tire manufacturers and others in Europe.
Specifically, Kobe Steel will supply 270-liter and 370-liter capacity tangential-type mixer chambers to the European market through Comerio Ercole, the firms said. The Italian firm will furnish the large mixer chambers to European standards.
Comerio Ercole also is licensed to produce or supply related equipment, including complete hopper assemblies, the mixer drive system and other electronic equipment, the company said. The Italian firm also will provide a new series of intermeshing type mixers in 140-, 150- and 210-liter sizes, in addition to its present 80-liter model.
Following Comerio Ercole´s acquisition of the rubber and plastics business of local company Meccaniche Moderne S.p.A. in December 2004, Comerio Ercole said it now offers an integrated line of internal mixers, including tangential and intermeshing type mixers from laboratory size to large production size.